Join our Youth Advisory Board in Central Ohio to learn leadership skills.

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Engage your high school or middle school in our various initiatives in Central Ohio.


Coalitions & Organizations

Partner with Y2Y by learning about our national and international offerings.

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YOUTH TO YOUTH was founded in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio, as a community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program focusing primarily on middle school and high school students. The goal of its many projects is harnessing the powerful influence of peer pressure—making it a positive force that encourages young people to live free of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Summer Conference

Youth to Youth offers this tremendous leadership for high school students and adults. Our one-of-a-kind conference experience is the training that groups across the country count on annually to serve as a vital catalyst to initiate or improve their programming.



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Youth Advisory Board (YAB) serves many purposes in Central Ohio. YAB works to help promote Youth to Youth’s mission and educate their peers on the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. YAB teens serve as a link between the youth, their schools and the community.




Being a part of the Youth to Youth family doesn’t end when you graduate. Stay current with upcoming alumni events and reminisce through old photos and videos, learn about Y2Y opportunities open to your own kids or relatives, find out about chances to volunteer at camps, conferences or events or other ways to give back.